Which comes first | how to avoid decorating regret

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas, Tips and Tricks22 Comments

One of the projects I’ve been working on lately has me thinking a lot about the design process, specifically as it relates to putting a room together.  I’ve been pondering the order in which choices and purchases should be made and I’ve realized that most people, including myself at times, go about putting a room together entirely backwards. Think about it … Read More

dear reader | to the one who keeps making the same decorating mistakes

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas, Tips and Tricks47 Comments

Dear Reader (to the one who keeps making the same decorating mistakes), We should start a club.  We’ll call it the “I have not learned my lesson” club or the “Oops, I did it again” club.  (Hey!  We have a theme song if we call it that.) We can have meetings and everything. “Hello.  My name is Marian.” Psst.  This … Read More

decorating dilemma | joy’s family room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas27 Comments

I got a text a few nights ago. “Hey there! OK, decorating question…we have a big two-story family room with plenty of natural light. Everything is brown now and I want to lighten it up with some greige paint. But I have oak trim that my husband won’t let me paint. Do you have a favorite greige color that would … Read More

decorating dilemma update | sarah’s fireside room

Marian Parsonsdecorating dilemmas34 Comments

Do you remember Sarah’s fireplace room?  We talked about it originally back in August and then I gave you an update on her progress in December.  Last week, she checked in with me again to share their progress. Like most real, non-TV makeovers, Sarah is working on the makeover project-by-project, slowly over time, as life and budget allows.  In her e-mail to … Read More